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Grateful Dead Live at Mickey's Barn on 1971-08-21

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Grateful Dead Live at Mickey's Barn on 1971-08-21

Topics Live concert

Jam #1, Wall Song > Jam > Wall Song, Jam #2, Noodle Part 1, Noodle Part 2, Jam #3, Jam #4, Tuning Jam #1, Ghost Riders In The Sky Jam, Winin' Boy Blues, Tuning Jam #2, Tore Down

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Mickey's Barn
Location Novato, CA

Source Audience - Sony TC-24
Lineage Sony TC-24 with supplied Sony stereo mic > Nakamichi Dragon (no Dolby) > Sony D7 DAT > DTC-700 > optical digital cable > Zefiro ZA2 > Sound Forge > SHN
Taped by Rick
Transferred by


The tape was stopped and restarted between each track; there is no major loss at the start of any of the tracks except perhaps the very first one.


Reviewer: JamsOnly - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 2, 2016
Subject: Nice Jams
Reviewer: ms42466 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 8, 2013
Subject: 5 stars, 4 german sheep herder
u need to imagine being there with your tape & mic sittin next to them.
'that what it was like.
its an excellent AUD ,stop "prissin" for a matrix from 71 from samrick.
just adjust ur treble and lower your bass
there is PLENTY of sound to enjoy.
i love 66 -96 , this is gold. unrefined YES!
still , its gold ! rejoice, yereka!!!!
Reviewer: GermanShepherd - favorite - January 8, 2013
Subject: Interesting...but that's it
It is a neat recording, but the jams don't seem to go anywhere as previously pointed out, and the recording quality is not good. A soundboard would be the 5-Star rating. The fact that this is such a rare opportunity to listen to a non-standard playlist for the '70-'71 era and yet is only recorded on AUD sources is a little disappointing, so it gets only 1 star from me. I just don't feel it has any value for even the truest Deadhead.
Reviewer: PaintedMandolin - favoritefavoritefavorite - August 30, 2011
Subject: BarnBlast
Correction - Stars and Stripes forever is Tuning Jam #8.

The last Tuning Jam (#11) is the jazz/swing standard, Bye Bye Blues.

Fun stuff.
Reviewer: chobez - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 23, 2008
Subject: rowdy
what an authentic sound for the barn...
Geeez, this is so good to listen too.
Reviewer: gratefultobealive - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 11, 2007
Subject: such good music
Man this is just beautiful music man! So glad your able to down load.Jam two is just great.30 mins of wall song.If any one has 12-00-70 The Planet Earth Rock and Roll Orchestra tapes please help me out. Thanks

Reviewer: Whitelynx - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 6, 2007
Subject: I love this!
First of all: I absolutely love these jams! This is what the Dead are all about (for me at least)...

I think I can identify some of the jams:

Jam #1 - No idea...
The Wall > Jam > The Wall
Jam #2 - Sounds like "San Francisco Bay" to me... anyone else??
Jam #3 - This is clearly "Hide Away", listen to the show at the Harding Theater and tell me it's not...

No idea about the other jams... :(
Reviewer: Burnt Rich - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 13, 2007
Subject: BOO!!
Ghost Rider is out of this world!!! What a treat!!!
Twang me on! Then all that noodly pickin'--captivating! Always one of my favorite lil' soundscapes, that song. On a funny note, anytime I would hum Ghost Riders and mimic the twangy guitar sound when I was 20 years younger, my little brother would go nuts and start howling and crying. Not sure what Freud would make of that, but it gave me some kicks for sure! Great session for the Archives. Thanks
Reviewer: deadtoolwarrior - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 24, 2006
Subject: this is nice
i heard this a few years ago and forgot all about it somehow...strange because this stuff is unreal...cant believe this is in a barn...three stars man...your speakers blow
Reviewer: kamala - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 24, 2006
Subject: "Garage Band"
Or should I say "Barn Band". Would have loved to hear this one uncut. This gets five stars just for the intimate feeling of the Barn. This taping provides a window into a side of the Dead we rarely get to crawl through. This is a true Archive.
Reviewer: dwlewis273 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 25, 2006
Subject: Just AMAZING!!
This is a real treat!! And at the very seccond one begins to feel it's just a loose / sloppy "jam"...some superior bits of tight musicianship come out...instantly reminding us that these guys were worthy of all the praise and acclaim given to them... There's great tallent through-out!!..(even in the "noodles")
AND it's LOTS of FUN as well...would love to have actually been there! Dont pass this one by!!
Reviewer: Goodonya - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 19, 2006
Subject: Whodathunk
Wow what a wonderful little time piece ... just as spontaneous as it could get. Very inspiring, with hints of Fire on the Mt on the first Jam, and pieces of Crosby tunes ... A real gem for the tape collector of yore ......
Reviewer: oishkapipik - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 13, 2005
Subject: rippin!!!!!!!!
These Jams are awsome!!! What a gift to find this. Any Dead Head that has been to atleast a few shows will appreciate these exploring jams.

Reviewer: golden rose - favoritefavoritefavorite - July 26, 2005
Subject: a barn!
great sounds for a barn. great for collectors. the first and second jams are tight. i can only imagine what it was like in the barn listening these nugs.
Reviewer: phleshy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 20, 2005
Subject: Interesting!
A fascinating artifact, this AUD recording was recorded with Mickey, Phil, Jerry, Bob, David Crosby and John Cippolina. Read the text file for more info. These jams are quite melodic and exploratory, especially on the half-hour Wall Song. Unfortunately, the taper often stopped and started the recording between songs which is sorta annoying as there is an almost total lack of chatter that might have been interesting. That said, the quality of the AUD is very decent. I'm just glad someone captured this at all.
BTW, the name of the final Tuning jam is the old J.P. Sousa march Stars & Stripes Forever.
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